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Winners: Best of Kunming Awards 2016-2017

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Voting has concluded and the results have been tallied for the Best of Kunming Awards 2016-2017. Just as with last year, participation was overwhelming. Thank you to everyone who took the time to cast a ballot both on the website and via WeChat. Winners were recognized at the fourth annual Best of Kunming Awards Ceremony on Friday, January 13. We'll publish a complete write-up of the event soon.

Photographer: He Xinwen (何新闻)
Photographer: He Xinwen (何新闻)

For this year's results, we included the winners and runners up for website voting, both followed by the percentage of total votes received by each. Below those winners — in categories where it is applicable — are those businesses and venues which won on WeChat. And now, without further ado, the winners for the Best of Kunming Awards 2016-2017...

Website Voting Award Winners

Best Chinese Cuisine

Winner: Tusheng Shiguan (27%)

Runner up: 1910 La Gare du Sud (22%)

Best International Cuisine

Winner: The Park Bar and Grill (24%)

Runner up: Cantina (17%)

Best Café

Winner: Salvador's Coffee House (63%)

Runner up: Prague Café (Beichen location) (11%)

Best Bar

Winner: The Turtle (30%)

Runner up: O'Reilly's Irish Pub • Beer Garden (27%)

Best Night Club (tie!)

Co-winner: Club Vervo (41%)

Co-winner: The Mask (41%)

Best Hotel

Winner: Sofitel Kunming (33%)

Runner up: Green Lake Hotel (19%)

Best Guesthouse

Winner: Lost Garden Guesthouse & Restaurant (43%)

Runner up: Cloudland International Youth Hostel (23%)

Best Mandarin School

Winner: Kunming Keats School (29%)

Runner up: Yunnan University (23%)

Best Gym

Winner: IWE Health Clubs (31%)

Runner-up: Haoheng Fitness (29%)

Best Spa

Winner: Dianchi Spring Spa (32%)

Runner-up: Jinfang Forest Hot Springs (28%)

Best Kunming Attraction

Winner: Green Lake Park (21%)

Runner-up: Spirit Tribe (19%)

Best Yunnan Travel Destination

Winner: Tiger Leaping Gorge (16%)

Runner-up: Yuanyang Rice Terraces (13%)

WeChat Voting Award Winners

Best English School

Winner: Shane English School

Best Kunming Attraction

Winner: Spirit Tribe

Best Yunnan Travel Destination

Winner: Nujiang Canyon

Congratulations once again to all of our winners! We would also like to once again extend our gratitude to everyone who took the time to vote and come out the awards show. We hope everyone who attended the ceremony had as much fun as we did. Voting and the awards event would not have been possible without the 2016-2017 Best of Kunming Awards sponsors, which included Anthura Flowers, Crowne Plaza Kunming City Centre, Holiday Inn Kunming City Centre, Old Theatre Inn, Shangri-la Beer, Silver Chest Boutique Hotel, Wanda Vista Kunming, Yang Liping's Dynamic Yunnan and Yutao Yoga Studio.

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Saw a couple people accept and then immediately auction off excellent raffle prizes they had won but would not or could not make use of, and give the money to a charity - seems to me to be a good and valid option to include in future events.

@Alien Are u sure about that?

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